Janet Gurney is the Director of Training at Us in a Bus and has over 25 years of experience of working with people whose learning disabilities and complex needs can throw up barriers to communication. She works to make a difference by exploring early stages of communication and sociability.
Using the experience that has come with sharing time with people with learning disabilities and those who care for them, Janet has developed workshops, coaching & mentoring programmes and consultancy services to help anyone communicate and relate more closely with those who have profound learning disabilities and complex needs.
Janet is a committed and inspiring practitioner and trainer, demystifying ‘techniques’ and encouraging people to get creative and have fun with the people they support. Janet has a degree in Social Administration & Humanities and a Certificate in Training at post-graduate level. She extensively trains professionals and carers across the UK and Ireland. She has worked alongside Phoebe Caldwell, an expert in the field of communication and people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
She lives in Reigate, Surrey and has found that now she is working part-time, she has more time to get away from there. She’s currently working on getting to know her Kitchen Aid, refreshing her drawing skills and doing a lot of sitting and thinking. Sometimes, she just sits.